Full disclosure update: For all I know this program is a noble one. See the comments. But the provenance and timing is suspicious, I don’t have the $1,000 Dave Hubin would presumably charge me to seen the public records that would establish this, and he’d redact them anyway.
11/24/2014: My first reaction was that this flyer must be a joke. But I was told it was sent to UO Law students, and it does fit with Johnson Hall’s increasing bunker paranoia, so I checked out the URL. Sure enough, it leads to the Office of Student Life, run by VP Robin Holmes and Paul Shang, who were on the receiving end of a fair amount of free speech during the basketball rape allegation coverup protests.
Now they want to recruit UO staff and students to observe “protests, rallies and demonstrations on the UO campus” to “protect freedom of speech”.
Because there’s nothing that protects your freedom of speech like knowing there’s a paid snitch ($11 an hour) taking videos and names. If you know anything more about this program, or are familiar with how the Stasi dealt with protestors, please post a comment.